Summer 2023 - SEE 475 D100

Special Topics in Sustainable Energy Engineering (3)

Class Number: 3891

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
    SRYE 3016, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 16, 2023
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SRYE 4016, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    Permission of the undergraduate curriculum chair.



Special topics in sustainable energy engineering. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic.


For Summer 2023 only, SEE 475 D100 will cover the fundamentals of energy harvesting materials and their application in devices for the conversion of ambient energy into electricity through various physical mechanisms (the photovoltaic effect, thermoelectricity, piezoelectricity, triboelectricity, and radiofrequency power transfer). The properties of materials in relation to their energy harvesting mechanisms are treated alongside their key figures of merit, design rules, and sustainability profiles. The course includes a laboratory component in which students design and fabricate photovoltaic energy harvesters, as well as characterize and analyze their performance. Contact the instructor, Dr Vincenzo Pecunia, for further information.

Course prerequisites: SEE 230 Electric Circuits and SEE 231 Electronic Devices and Systems.



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